Fluoride Action Network

State Fluoride Database

Read the latest fluoride news from your state; find out if your town is fluoridated, see if any communities have recently rejected fluoridation, learn if your state has a law that mandates fluoridation, and other fluoride-related information.

New Jersey

WATER FLUORIDATION STATUS:

  • PERCENT OF PEOPLE SERVED BY PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS THAT ARE FLUORIDATED:
    2014:  14.7%
    201214.6%
    2006:  22.6%
    2000:  15.5%
    1992:  16.2%
  • To see if your town is fluoridated, click here.
  • To learn when your town was fluoridated, and which fluoridation chemical it uses, click here.

LATEST NEWS:

  • To see the latest news on fluoride developments in New Jersey, click here.
  • To see an updated list of New Jersey’s professionals calling for an end to fluoridation, click here.

New Jersey’s FLUORIDATION LAW:

DATA ON ORAL HEALTH:

FAN’S STATE COORDINATOR IN New Jersey:

If you live in NJ and want to get the fluoride out of your water contact Harvey Kunz, FAN’s New Jersey state coordinator.

New Jersey COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE REJECTED FLUORIDATION:

Community Population Date
East Brunswick 50,000 February 9, 2017
Beach Haven 1,170 April 2007
Pequannock 13,888 November 7, 2000

NEW JERSEY WATER SYSTEMS WITH HIGH FLUORIDE LEVELS:

Water System County Population Size Fluoride Level (ppm)
Clayton Water Dept Gloucester 6,300 1.6
Glassboro Water Dept Gloucester 14,500  1.9
Mantua TWP MUA Gloucester 7,200  2.1
Pitman Water Dept Gloucester 10,500 1.8
South Jersey Wtr Supply Co Gloucester 1,100 1.5
Wenonah Water Dept Gloucester 2,300 1.6
West Deptford Twp Water Dept Gloucester 18,500 1.8
Woodbury Heights Water Util Gloucester 5,039 2.5
Woodbury Water Dept Gloucester 12,412 2.0
Woodstown Water Dept Salem 3,250 2.2
Information from CDC’s Fluoridation Census published in 1993.

Solvay in West Deptford produces PVDF

 West Deptford-NJ

The West Deptford site was established in 1986 as Ausimont SpA, which was acquired by Solvay in 2002. In 2003 it changed its name to Solvay Solexis and was merged into Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, LLC in 2012, as it remains today. The site employs 140 people and produces fluorinated gases, 142b and VF2. It also produces polyvinilidene fluoride (PVDF), a semi-crystalline engineering thermoplastic and Tecnoflon, which is a fluorinated elastomer. The latter product is used on the Solvay Impulse airplane, an innovative plane that will fly around the world in 2015 fueled only by the sun. Solvay is a main sponsor and a technology partner.

10 Leonard Lane, West Deptford, NJ 08086

FLUORIDE POLLUTION SOURCES IN NEW JERSEY:

In 2008, New Jersey ranked #37 out of 48 states for Hydrogen Fluoride releases (193,837 pounds) into the environment. The following data comes from EPA’s Toxic Release Inventory (TRI). “Total releases” includes both water and air pollution. It’s important to note, however, that not all industries or sources that release fluoride into the environment are included in the TRI.

2008 Releases
(in pounds)
Type of Industry Name of Industry
82,005 Coal-fired power plant PSEG POWER LLC HUDSON GENERATING STATION. DUFFIELD & VAN KEUREN AVE, JERSEY CITY, New Jersey 07306 (HUDSON)
79,005 Coal-fired power plant MERCER GENERATING STATION. 2512 LAMBERTON RD, HAMILTON, New Jersey 08611 (MERCER)
31,416 Coal-fired power plant BL ENGLAND GENERATING STATION. 900 N SHORE RD, BEESLEYS POINT, New Jersey 08223 (CAPE MAY)
571 Chemicals SOLVAY SOLEXIS INC. 10 LEONARD LN, THOROFARE, New Jersey 08086 (GLOUCESTER)
290 Petroleum VALERO REFINING CO – NEW JERSEY. 800 BILLINGSPORT RD, PAULSBORO, New Jersey 08066 (GLOUCESTER)
137 Coal-fired power plant LOGAN GENERATING CO LP. 75 RT 130, SWEDESBORO, New Jersey 08085 (GLOUCESTER)
124 Coal-fired power plant CHAMBERS COGENERATION LP. 500 SHELL RD, CARNEYS POINT, New Jersey 08069 (SALEM)
107 Primary Metals SWEPCO TUBE LLC. 1 CLIFTON BLVD, CLIFTON, New Jersey 07015 (PASSAIC)
92 Chemicals MALLINCKRODT BAKER INC. 600 N BROAD ST, PHILLIPSBURG, New Jersey 08865 (WARREN)
90 Chemicals DUPONT CHAMBERS WORKS. RT 130, DEEPWATER, New Jersey 08023 (SALEM)

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